Fancy writing on paper made from seaweed?

Red gold: Red seaweed being collected off the coast of El Jadida, about 100km south-west of Casablanca, Morocco. -AFP

A Universiti Malaya research project is paving the way for the commercial production of pulp and bioethanol from seaweed.

The Algae Research Lab in Universiti Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, smells like the sea. The salty odour and pungent scent of sea vegetation hang in the air like a cloud raised straight from the oceans. It’s testament to the important work being done there over the past few years.

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